Faulty heating system sickens 3 in Richmond home

Posted at 11:11 AM, Feb 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-12 20:31:31-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Three people were removed from an apartment home along 600 block of Northside Ave. in Richmond on Wednesday morning after it appeared they were exposed to carbon monoxide.

Firefighters on scene said the building's heating system malfunctioned and caused carbon monoxide to leak to the house.

Two of the people in the home were unconscious when Richmond firefighters arrived, a third person showed symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, firefighters on scene said.

Henry Wilson said he found his two neighbors unconscious when he checked on them Wednesday morning.

Apt condemnedThe current conditions of the people taken out of the home have not been released.

Seven people lived in the building, which was condemned following an inspection.

The Red Cross is helping some of those displaced people find shelter.

This is a developing.